None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.
Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza Quotes
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind,...
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent,...
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long...
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where...
Desire is the essence of a man.
God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand...
Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
We feel and know that we are eternal
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity,...
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason...
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and...
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more...
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
What we desire our children to become, we must endeavor to be before them
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very...
We love peace, but not peace at any price. There is a peace more destructive...